Falls Lake Academy 2021 2022

 
Falls Lake Academy 2021 2022
Falls Lake Academy
     2021 – 2022

    A place where community and education combine to celebrate each child’s
            ambitions so that their full potential can TAKE FLIGHT!

           Student-Parent
             Handbook

1701 East Lyon Station Road ∙ Creedmoor, NC 27522 ∙ www.fallslakeacademy.com
                    Phone 919-964-9003 ∙ Fax 919-964-9008
FROM THE FLA CHARTER APPLICATION
“Falls Lake Academy students will be well-prepared to succeed in the academic and social rigors of higher
education. In addition, they will have the foundational skills necessary to compete in a global workforce.
Grounded in the safety of a community which values each and every one of them, students will seek ways to
serve that community. Service to their class, their school, and their wider community will be an ongoing
theme which will increase through the years. Falls Lake Academy is thrilled to play a role in the
development of the citizens who will guide the future of Granville County, the state of North Carolina, and
the United States. We invite you to join us!”

MISSION
Falls Lake Academy strives to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our 21st century learners
to prepare them for citizenship, leadership, and success in a rapidly changing world.

CORE VALUES
We believe students with 21st century skills will become community leaders as well as global leaders.
We believe students will excel academically and socially through community outreach.
We believe students benefit from challenging experiential and traditional learning experiences.
We strive for our school to be a community of eager students, dedicated staff, and committed families

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Samantha Dale, Chair                                        Gina Stinnett
Brian Massengill, Vice-Chair                                Willie Owens
Crystal Grant, Secretary                                    La-Shell Johnson
Velvet Nelson, Treasurer                                    Kevin Nolte

The FLA Board of Directors generally meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month in the FLA
library, unless posted and/or published in advance. In accordance with the NC Open Meetings Law and
FLA Board policy #2.3000 BOARD MEETINGS, all meetings are open to the public except when the
Board enters closed session in accordance with the law to discuss confidential matters. The public is invited
to attend all Board meetings. Visitors are allowed the opportunity to address the Board. The Board follows
Robert’s Rules of Order.

The FLA Board of Directors’ Policy Manual is posted on the FLA website (www.fallslakeacademy.com).
We encourage parents to check the policy manual whenever you have questions about a particular process
or procedure.

ADMINISTRATION
Amy Hobgood, Executive Director
Leslie Morris, Director of Lower Elementary School
Ashley Keith, Director of Upper Elementary School
Lisa Mayhew, Director of Middle School
Nealie Whitt III, Director of High School

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Day(s)                         Date(s)                      Calendar Event
Tuesday - Monday               August 3 - 9                 Teacher workdays
Tuesday                        August 3                     Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Thursday - Friday              August 5 - 6                 Senior Picture Days
Thursday                       August 5                     Open House, Grades 1-5, 5:30-7:00pm
Friday                         August 6                     Open House, Grades 6-12, 5:30-7:00pm
Monday                         August 9                     Open House, Kindergarten, scheduled times

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Day(s)                Date(s)                  Calendar Event
Monday                August 9                 Athletic Parent Meeting, 6:00pm - HS Gym
Tuesday               August 10                First day of school for students
Tuesday               August 10                Senior Breakfast, 8:15-9:00am
Friday                August 13                Elementary and Middle School Welcome Back Event,
                                               6:00-9:00pm
Tuesday               August 17                Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Tuesday               August 24                PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
Saturday              August 28                NJHS - Adopt a Hwy, 11:00-2:00pm
                                               (rain date; Sep 11)
Friday                September 3              Teacher workday
Monday                September 6              Holiday - Labor Day
Tuesday               September 7              Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Wednesday             September 8              20th day of School
Monday                September 13             PTA Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Monday                September 13             PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm
Monday - Friday       September 13 - 24        Annual Food Drive
Tuesday               September 14             Elementary RTA and Title I Night (grades k-5),
                                               6:00pm
Wednesday             September 15             Fall Picture Day (Grades K-11)
Thursday              September 16             Curriculum Night, grades 6-8
Tuesday               September 21             Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Friday                September 24             Theatre Improv Coffee House, 7:00pm - HS Gym
Tuesday               September 28             NHS Inductions, 7:00pm
Tuesday               September 28             PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
Wednesday-Friday      September 29-October 7   Book Fair
TBA                   October                  4th Grade Mountain field trip
TBA                   October                  7th Grade Renaissance Fair field trip
TBA                   October                  11th Grade PSAT/NMSQT
Friday                October 1                6th Grade Art Museum field trip
Friday                October 1                8th Grade Ft. Caswell field trip
Tuesday               October 5                Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Thursday              October 7                End of 1st Quarter
Friday                October 8                Teacher workday
Saturday              October 9                NJHS - Adopt a Hwy, 11:00-2:00pm
                                               (rain date; Nov 13)
Monday - Wednesday    October 11 -13           Fall Break/Intersession
Monday                October 18               PTA Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Monday                October 18               PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm
Tuesday               October 19               Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Thursday - Saturday   October 21 - 23          Theatre Fall Production, 7:00pm - HS Gym
Friday                October 22               Report cards go home
Friday                October 22               Kindergarten Hill Ridge Field Trip
Tuesday               October 26               PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
Thursday              October 28               Winter Sport Athletic Meeting, 6:00pm - MS Gym
Friday                October 29               MS Halloween/Costume Dance
TBA                   November                 10th Grade Pre-ACT
Tuesday               November 2               Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Wednesday             November 3               Make-Up Fall Picture Day (Grades K-11)
Friday-Saturday       November 5-6             Fall Festival
Monday                November 8               PTA Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Monday                November 9               PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm
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Day(s)                Date(s)                    Calendar Event
Wednesday             November 10                National Art Honors Society Induction,
                                                 6:00-6:30pm
Thursday              November 11                Holiday - Veteran’s Day
Tuesday               November 16                Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Monday - Friday       November 22 - December 3   Project Giving Tree
Tuesday               November 23                PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
Wednesday             November 24                Early Release for students and staff
Thursday - Friday     November 25 -26            Holiday - Thanksgiving
TBA                   December                   4th Grade Old Salem field trip
Thursday              December 2                 Winter Dance Performance - HS Gym
Friday                December 3                 Barnes & Noble Bookfair & Concert
Friday                December 10                Reindeer Games (Elementary)
Tuesday               December 7                 Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Saturday              December 11                NJHS - Adopt a Hwy, 11:00-2:00pm
                                                 (rain date; Mar 5)
Monday                December 13                1st Period HS Exam
Monday                December 13                PTA Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Monday                December 13                PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm
Tuesday               December 14                2nd Period HS Exam
Wednesday             December 15                3rd Period HS Exam
Thursday              December 16                4th Period HS Exam
Friday                December 17                Make-up HS Exams
Friday                December 17                End of 2nd Quarter
Friday                December 17                Early Release for students and staff
Monday-Friday         December 20 - 31           Christmas / Winter Break
Tuesday               December 21                Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Saturday              January 1                  New Year’s Day
Sunday                January 2                  Lottery Opens
Monday                January 3                  Teacher workday
Tuesday               January 4                  Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Friday                January 7                  Report cards go home
Monday                January 10                 PTA Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Monday                January 10                 PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm
Monday                January 17                 Holiday - MLK Day
Tuesday               January 18                 Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Thursday - Saturday   January 20 - 22            Theatre Winter Production, 7:00pm - HS
                                                 Gym
Tuesday               January 25                 100th Day of School
Tuesday               January 25                 PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
TBA                   February                   11th Grade ACT
Tuesday               February 1                 Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Thursday              February 3                 New Family School Tours, 9:00-12:00pm
Friday                February 4                 MS Valentine’s Dance
Thursday              February 10                New Family School Tours, 9:00-12:00pm
Thursday              February 10                Pep Rally - Homecoming, 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday              February 10                Homecoming Dance, 7:00-10:00pm
Friday                February 11                Teacher workday (Staff Group Picture)
Saturday              February 12                BINGO Night
Monday                February 14                PTA Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Monday                February 14                PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm
Tuesday               February 15                Staff Meeting
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Day(s)                Date(s)         Calendar Event
Tuesday               February 15     Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Thursday              February 17     New Family School Tours, 9:00-12:00pm
Monday                February 21     Spring Sport Parent Meeting, 6:00pm - HS Gym
Tuesday               February 22     PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
Thursday              February 24     New Family School Tours, 9:00-12:00pm
Thursday              February 24     Open House for New Families, 6:00pm
Friday                February 25     Theatre Improv Coffee House, 7:00pm -
                                      HS Gym
Tuesday               March 1         Lottery Closes, 5:00pm
Tuesday               March 1         Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Friday                March 4         MS Mardi Gras Dance
Thursday              March 10        End of 3rd Quarter
Thursday              March 10        Science Night
Friday                March 11        Teacher workday
Monday                March 14        PTA Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Monday                March 14        PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm
Tuesday               March 15        Spring Picture Day
Tuesday               March 15        Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Thursday-Friday       March 17-18     8th Grade Washington DC field trip
Friday                March 18        7th Grade Carowinds field trip (tentative)
Friday                March 18        Report cards go home
Friday                March 18        Lottery, 10:00am
Friday                March 18        Elementary School St. Patty’s Dance
Tuesday               March 22        PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
Wednesday - Friday    March 23 - 25   MS Theatre One Acts, 7:00pm - MS Gym
Thursday              March 31        Kindergarten Music Concert, 6:30pm - MS Gym
Tuesday               April 5         Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Thursday - Sunday     April 7 -10     Senior Grad Bash
Thursday              April 7         1st and 2nd Grade Music Concert,
                                      6:30pm - MS Gym
Monday - Wednesday    April 11 -13    Art field trip to New York
Monday - Friday       April 11 - 15   Spring Break / Intersession
Monday                April 18        NJHS Inductions, 6:00pm - MS Gym
Monday                April 18        PTA Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Monday                April 18        PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm
Tuesday               April 19        Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Thursday              April 21        3rd and 5th Grade Recorder Concert,
                                      6:30pm - MS Gym
Friday                April 22        5th Grade Duke Gardens field trip
Friday                April 22        8th Grade Spring Formal, 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday              April 23        Color Run
Monday - Friday       April 25 -29    Senior Week
Tuesday               April 26        PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
Thursday - Saturday   April 28 - 30   Theatre Spring Production, 7:00pm -
                                      Off Campus
Friday                April 29        Senior Walk, 9:00am
Saturday              April 30        NJHS - Adopt a Hwy, 11:00-2:00pm
                                      (rain date; May 14)
TBA                   May             4th Grade Beach field trip
TBA                   May             5th Grade Williamsburg, Jamestown field trip
Monday-Friday         May 2-6         BOGO Book Fair
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Day(s)                       Date(s)                       Calendar Event
Tuesday                      May 3                         Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Wednesday                    May 4                         Spring Dance Production - HS Gym
Friday                       May 6                         Elementary Field Day
Saturday                     May 7                         PROM, 8:00-11:00pm
Monday                       May 9                         PTA Board Meeting, 6:00pm
Monday                       May 9                         PTA General Meeting, 7:00pm
Tuesday                      May 10                        FLA HS Art Exhibit, 5:00-7:00pm
Thursday                     May 12                        Night of Excellence (1st-3rd Quarter HS), 6:00pm -
                                                           HS Gym
Monday - Friday              May 16 - 27                   EOG / EOC / NCFE testing
Monday                       May 16                        3-5 Reading EOG
Tuesday                      May 17                        3-5 Math EOG
Tuesday                      May 17                        MS Athletic Awards, 6:00pm - HS Gym
Tuesday                      May 17                        Board Meeting, 6:30pm - (if called)
Wednesday                    May 18                        5 & 8 Science EOG
Thursday                     May 19                        6-8 Reading EOG
Thursday                     May 19                        HS Athletic Awards, 6:00pm - HS Gym
Friday                       May 20                        6-8 Math EOG
Monday                       May 23                        1st Period HS Exam
Tuesday                      May 24                        2nd Period HS Exam
Tuesday                      May 24                        Final PAC Meeting, 6:00pm
Wednesday                    May 25                        3rd Period HS Exam
Thursday                     May 26                        4th Period HS Exam
Thursday                     May 26                        MS Field Day
Friday                       May 27                        Make-up Exams
Friday                       May 27                        Last day of school
Friday                       May 27                        Awards Ceremonies - (K-2 in classrooms; 3-5,
                                                           8:00am - MS Gym; 6-8, 10:00am - MS Gym)
Friday                       May 27                        Report cards go home
Friday                       May 27                        Early Release for students and staff
Monday                       May 30                        Holiday - Memorial Day
Tuesday-Friday               May 31 - June 3               Teacher workdays
Saturday                     June 4                        Graduation

*All PBL presentations of learning will be scheduled individually by grade level. Parents are expected to
attend PBL presentations of learning. All presentation times and dates will be communicated at least 2
weeks prior to the event.

*During COVID restrictions, parents will not be allowed to attend PBL presentations.

**LUNCH ORDERING WINDOW**

                             Ordering Window    Ordering Window Closes @          Lunches Served
                                  Opens                  12 noon
          September             August 16th             August 27th        September 7th – September 30th
           October            September 13th          September 24th          October 1st – October 29th
      November-December        October 14th            October 27th        November 1st - December 16th
           January             December 1st           December 15th           January 4th – January 31st
           February            January 18th            January 28th          February 1st - February 28th
            March              February 14th           February 25th            March 1st - March 31st
          April - May           March 14th              March 25th               April 1st - May 13th

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FLA PROCEDURES:

FAST: FLA offers an after school care program (“FAST,” for Firebird After-School Time) which is fully
funded through fees paid by the parents. FAST is available from 2:45-6:00pm every school day, EXCEPT
on early release days and remote learning days. Information about FAST program elements and fee
structures is available in the FLA office. FAST will not operate on early release days nor on remote
learning days.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSINGS AND DELAYS: FLA does not necessarily close school, delay
the opening of school, or dismiss school early just because Granville, Durham, Wake, or other school
systems in this area make those calls for their own schools. We are separate and independent from all area
school systems, and we make our own decisions about closings and delays. When the weather is bad, we
will send out a notice via our SchoolMint system (see “Parent Communications' ' on another page in this
Handbook) by both phone and e-mail alerts. We will also post FLA weather-related closings and delays on
our own website (www.fallslakeacademy.com), on WRAL-TV Channel 5, and social media.

JUPITER ED: Grading and data management is done through Jupiter Ed. Parents are expected to check
Jupiter Ed at least once per day. This is Falls Lake Academy’s primary method of communication with
parents regarding grading, attendance, behavior and general information. It is required that parents have
access to this and use it routinely. You will be contacted by your PAA if you are not accessing Jupiter on a
regular basis.

LUNCH: FLA has no cafeteria and does not participate in the federal school lunch program. FLA
students eat lunch in their classrooms under the supervision of their own teachers. There are two options for
lunch at FLA:
        1. Bring lunch from home; or 2. Pre-order and pre-pay catered lunches approximately a month at a
time (in advance) through our online system – to order lunches go to www.orgsonline.com and enter code
313FLANC or see information distributed during Intake / Open House about the online lunch ordering
system.

*During COVID restrictions parents will not be allowed to drop off food during the day.

MEDICAL FORMS: Medical forms can be found on our website, on the Nurse’s Station page, under
Student Info.

SCHOOL DAY HOURS: 7:45am – 2:45pm (elementary, grades K-5); 8:00am – 3:15pm (middle school,
grades 6-8); 8:15am – 3:40pm (high school, grades 9-12). Students who arrive after school starts are tardy;
parents must come to the office to check them in. Students must be in attendance the majority of the school
day in order to be counted Present, otherwise they are Absent even if they are here part of the day. No
students will be called to check out after 2:30pm (elementary); 2:45pm (middle school); 3:10pm (high
school) except with permission from the Executive Director or the Directors. [See “Attendance” on the
following pages for details.]

*During COVID restrictions, if students are tardy or being picked up early, parents must call the
office and remain in their vehicle until their student is brought out to them.

WE DO NOT EAT LUNCH AT SCHOOL ON EARLY RELEASE DAYS. FAST DOES NOT OPERATE
ON EARLY RELEASE DAYS.

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ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULES:

Elementary Specials School Schedule
2nd Grade           7:45-8:35
1st Grade           8:45-9:35
Kindergarten        9:45-10:35
3rd Grade           10:45-11:35
4th Grade           12:45-1:35
5th Grade           1:45-2:35

Elementary School Early Release Schedule
2nd Grade          8:00-8:30
1st Grade          8:35-9:05
Kindergarten       9:10-9:40
3rd Grade          9:45-10:15
4th Grade          10:20-10:50
5th Grade          10:55-11:25

Elementary 2-Hour Delay Schedule
2nd Grade          10:00-10:30
1st Grade          10:35-11:05
Kindergarten       12:30-1:00
3rd Grade          1:05-1:35
4th Grade          1:40-2:10
5th Grade          2:15-2:45

Middle School Schedule
1st Period         8:00 - 8:50
2nd Period         8:55 - 9:45
3rd Period         9:50 - 10:40
4th Period         10:45 - 11:35
5th Period/Lunch   11:40 - 12:30
6th Period/Lunch   12:35 - 1:25
7th Period         1:30 - 2:20
8th Period         2:25 - 3:15

Middle School Early Release
1st Period          8:00-8:25
2nd Period          8:30-8:55
3rd Period          9:00-9:25
4th Period          9:30-9:55
5th Period          10:00-10:25
6th Period          10:30-10:55
7th Period          11:00-11:25
8th Period          11:30-12:00
NO LUNCH

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Middle School 2 Hour Delay
1st Period         10:00 - 10:35
2nd Period         10:40 - 11:15
3rd Period         11:20 - 11:55
4th Period         12:00 - 12:35
5th Period/Lunch   12:40 - 1:15
6th Period/Lunch   1:20 - 1:55
7th Period         2:00 - 2:35
8th Period         2:40 - 3:15

High School Schedule
0 Period     7:25 - 8:10
1st Period   8:15 - 9:35
2nd Period   9:40 - 11:00
Firetime     11:05 - 12:10
Lunch        12:15 - 12:50
3rd Period   12:55 - 2:15
4th Period   2:20 - 3:40

High School Early Release
0 Period     7:25 - 8:10
1st Period   8:15 - 9:15
2nd Period   9:20 - 10:20
NO Firetime
NO Lunch
3rd Period   10:25 - 11:25
4rd Period   11:30 - 12:30

High School 2 Hour Delay
1st Period   10:15 - 11:15
2nd Period   11:20 - 12:20
Firetime     12:20 - 12:50
Lunch        12:55 - 1:30
3rd Period   1:35 - 2:35
4th Period   2:40 - 3:40
No 0 Period

STUDENT DROP-OFF and PICK-UP: Students may not be dropped off before 7:15am. High school
students may not be dropped off before 7:30; HS students will not be allowed into the ES/MS
building. Likewise, students must be picked up by 3:30pm (elementary); 4:00pm (middle school); 4:10pm
(high school) unless they are enrolled in FAST (“Firebird After-School Time”), our after-school program, or
are legitimately involved in school-sponsored co- or extra-curricular activities. Parents of students dropped
off before 7:15am or 30 minutes after their pick up time will be warned by mail; if too-early drop-off or too-
late-pick-up continues, parents risk being referred to the Department of Social Services and/or law
enforcement.

Parents of Elementary school students MUST bring their child to check in. Parents of Elementary and
Middle school students MUST come into the office to check students out of school. High school students
who drive can check themselves out, with prior parent permission.

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*During COVID restrictions, if students are tardy or being picked up early, parents must call the
office and remain in their vehicle until their student is brought out to them.

TRANSPORTATION: FLA provides no bus transportation. All transportation – including to and from
school as well as field trips and all other student trips – is the responsibility of the parents. Parents who are
willing to drive for field trips, athletic events, and other student activities are required to sign an insurance
release waiver assuming responsibility for the students in their vehicles and releasing FLA from
responsibility in the event of an accident or injury. The parents of students who will be riding in other
parents’ vehicles to games, field trips, etc. must likewise sign a waiver releasing both FLA and the driver of
the vehicle from liability and responsibility except in cases of negligence. [Both waiver release forms are
available in the FLA office.]

CARPOOL PROCEDURES: All students arrive and are dismissed from school via carpool. The
Department of Transportation has specified a traffic pattern that FLA must follow to reduce the amount of
cars stacked on public roadways surrounding our campus. It is very important for families to follow the
traffic patterns during arrival and dismissal, both for the safety of our students, and for the purposes of
DOT’s requirements. A color-coded traffic map is provided to families each school year and is available on
our website. Please do not get out of your car during drop-off or pick-up.

Parents will not be able to park their car and help students out of the car at any time. Students should be able
to unbuckle and open/close the car door independently.

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES: Middle and elementary students may be dropped off at FLA beginning at
7:15 each morning. High school students may be dropped off at 7:45 at the high school building. ES and
MS staff will not be in place until 7:15 and therefore, no students should be left on campus. HS staff will
not be in place until 7:45. Parents are asked to follow the directions of the traffic team members during
arrival and dismissal. Our traffic team members are trained to keep traffic flowing while maintaining safety
at all times. Please anticipate a line in the mornings and arrive on campus accordingly. Excessive carpool
lines will not be an excuse for tardy students. The North Parking lot is by permit only. Visitors and
parents parking for appointments or field trips must use the South Lot.

After the first ten days of school, no parents of Elementary students will be allowed past the front doors
without prior permission from the Director to walk students to class. No Middle school students’ parents
will be allowed down to the classroom prior to the start of the day, nor allowed in the classroom at lunch,
without prior permission from the Director.

*Parents will not be allowed to walk students in at all during COVID restrictions.

FOOD IS NOT PERMITTED IN ANY FLA GYM DURING BEFORE SCHOOL OR DURING
SCHOOL HOURS. Students may not bring their breakfast into the gym or into classrooms before
school.

DISMISSAL PROCEDURES: FLA uses a code system to scan cars during dismissal. This code is used
to notify students that their ride has arrived in the carpool. Codes will be sent home with students and
should be taped inside of the bottom corner driver’s side windshield. Families should anticipate waiting in
line for dismissal. It is important that students be picked up on time each day. Safety is our first priority!

“LOST AND LONELY”: When a child is left at Falls Lake Academy 30 minutes or more past their
school’s dismissal time, the following will result:
       1.     Attempt to contact the parents by phone.
       2.     Attempt to contact the persons listed on the child’s emergency card.
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3.      If the child has not been picked up within 30 minutes or more of dismissal and staff is unable
               to contact anyone, SRO will be called.

When students are not picked up within 30 minutes after school is dismissed the child’s parent or guardian
will receive up to two warning letters. If a third incident occurs, a conference with the Executive Director
will be required and the SRO will be notified.

VISITING OUR CAMPUS: All adults who volunteer in the classrooms, who drive other parents’ kids to
and from student trips and/or games, field trips, or who otherwise have any interaction with kids must first
submit to a criminal background check at their own expense. Background check forms are available on the
school website. The background check is valid for three years. The cost to each person is $25.

[Board Policy 5.0200 SCHOOL VISITORS]
I. VISITORS WELCOME
The Board welcomes parents and other visitors to Falls Lake Academy, and actively encourages parents and
others with personal or professional interest in the school and its educational programs to visit and become
familiar with FLA’s approaches to teaching and learning, subject to the provisions of this policy.
Specifically, visitors are welcome:
- at all events and programs open to the public, such as athletic contests and arts performances;
- at all special programs and events designed to showcase parts of the FLA educational program;
- at all meetings of PTA, the Firebird Flight Crew, and other parent and/or community support groups;
- at all open meetings of the Falls Lake Academy Board of Directors; and
- in the actual classrooms during the instructional day, subject to the provisions of this policy.

II. PROCEDURES
While the Board welcomes visitors to the school, the paramount concern of the Board is to provide a safe,
orderly, and inviting learning environment in which disruptions to instruction and instructional time are kept
to a minimum. In addition to such reasonable rules and procedures as may be established and enforced by
the Principal, the following requirements always apply to visitors in the school:

1. All school visitors during instructional hours must report immediately upon arrival to the school
Director’s office and check in to receive permission to be on school grounds and in the school and its
classrooms. Permission to visit classrooms during face-to-face instruction is generally limited to parents of
students in those classes who have particular and compelling reasons for such visits, to guests of the
teachers in those classrooms designated for those visits, and to professional educators and students who seek
to observe the classroom for the purpose of gathering information and deeper understanding of the
educational programs and/or methods being used therein.

2. After having been approved to be on school grounds during instructional hours, all school visitors must
check in and display whatever visitor’s identification is required by the school for instructional-hours
visitors throughout their stay during instructional hours.

3. School visitors shall comply with all school rules and Board policies, including 5.0250 ITEMS AND
MATERIALS PROHIBITED ON CAMPUS.

4. Individuals who are subject to policy 5.0220 REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS must comply with the
provisions of that policy.

5. Individuals who are discovered on-campus during instructional hours without having received permission
to visit and/or who are not displaying visitor’s identification will be instructed to report to the school

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Director’s office immediately, ordered off the premises, and/or may be subject to possible arrest for
criminal trespass.

6. Classroom visitors are required to respect the educational environment at all times. Neither teachers nor
students may be interrupted during the course of the teaching and learning process by visitors for any reason
at any time unless invited to limited participation by the school Director or by the classroom teacher in the
classroom being visited. When visitors have questions or concerns, they are encouraged to arrange for a
conference with the classroom teacher to seek answers and/or further information. If such a conference does
not adequately address a visitor’s questions or concerns, they are encouraged to submit those questions and
concerns to the school Director or follow the procedures outlined in Board policy 7.1500-7.1500
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES.

7. Visitors who – in the opinion of the school Director, or their designee in their absence, exhibit unusual,
disruptive, disorderly, threatening, or dangerous behavior, who damage school property, who violate Board
policy, and/or who disrupt the educational environment at any time while on school property will be
instructed to leave campus and will be prosecuted for trespassing if they do not do so immediately. The
Board authorizes the school Director to prohibit these and any other individuals who display or exhibit
similar disruptive behavior from entering upon school grounds, entering the school building, or attending
any other events sponsored by the school or in which the school is involved or participates.

Visitors who wish to volunteer or have regular contact with and/or interact with the kids directly are
required to have a criminal background check on file.

VOLUNTEER HOURS: Falls Lake Academy welcomes and encourages parent volunteers as it’s an
important component in the education process. We believe parents enhance the learning experiences for
students. The more you know about what takes place with your child’s education, the more you can
continue and expand upon the learning at home. Your involvement helps us to maintain a safe, secure and
nurturing learning environment for all of our students and staff. Firebird families are required to complete
10 hours of volunteer time at Falls Lake Academy each year. Parent hours must be submitted online. To
submit your hours log on to the school website under Parents, and complete the Parent Volunteer Tracking
Log google form.

21st CENTURY SKILLS and 21st CENTURY LEARNING: Today’s students face a very different
world than their parents faced. FLA pays close attention to learning which prepares our students to be
successful in the world of college, work, or whatever else they choose to do when they leave us. This effort
includes all the following, and more.

COMMON CORE and NC ESSENTIAL STANDARDS: FLA follows and is tested on the Common
Core State Standards (“CCSS”) and the NC Essential Standards (“NCES”). Details about both the CCSS
and the NCES can be found on the NC Department of Public Instruction website
(http://www.dpi.state.nc.us).

COMMUNICATION: Our students’ parents are our partners in the education of our kids. Keeping
parents informed of their student progress is essential. All teachers are expected to incorporate the
following elements of communication into their regular, routine procedures.
        PAA (Personal Adult Advocate) Contacts- PAA contacts are made ONCE A MONTH with a
        phone call or Jupiter email home. This should be documented in Jupiter for all grade levels. This is
        mandatory.

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When parents call or email, teachers and Directors should respond within a 24-hour period. This
       does NOT apply to weekends or holidays. However, if something happens during the school day
       with a student the parent will be contacted before school is dismissed.

       Ways we may communicate with parents and our community:
             Message through Jupiter Ed
             Teacher webpages
             Email
             Phone calls
             Conference

GRADING SYSTEM: FLA students in grades (K-8) are graded on their mastery levels of the learning
objectives in the various subject areas (reading, math, etc.). Students are graded on a grading scale as
follows:

       Grade   Meaning                                                                    Numerical span
        M      Mastery of most subject-area learning objectives                            90-100
        P      Proficiency on most subject-area learning objectives, but not mastery       80-89
       NW      Passing, but not yet proficient                                             70-79
       NY      Not passing                                                                 Below 70
       INC     Course requirements are incomplete; student’s grade cannot be calculated*
               *The grade of “INC” reverts to the grade of “NY” at the end of the term if not rectified

GRADING:        K-12 As educators our job is to focus on content mastery for students.

   ● Grades are kept in Jupiter Ed, our online gradebook system.
   ● All grades must be entered into Jupiter within 5 school days from collecting the assignment.
   ● Reteach/Second testing opportunities must be provided for all summative assessments, unless prior
     notification has been given to students, parents and administration otherwise.
   ● Re-teaching must occur prior to second testing.
   ● The second test grade (unless it is lower than the original grade) should replace the original grade in
     Jupiter. Second tests can also replace previous quiz grades by teacher discretion.
   ● Late assignments will be accepted and graded by teacher discretion and while the content of the
     assignment and/or unit is still being taught.
   ● Students have three school days to make up assignments missed during an absence. Therefore, if a
     student misses 2 days, then he/she has 6 school days to turn in missing assignments.
   ● If students are not completing assignments as instructed on a regular basis, parents will be personally
     notified and students will be required to attend Lunch Academy and/or Firetime depending on your
     school. This applies to work missing from approved absences as well.

Homework
The purpose of homework for students at FLA is to provide opportunities for practice without penalty.
Therefore, homework assignments are not graded for completion or accuracy. Homework is used for
informational purposes only.

REMEDIATION AND SECOND TESTING: In academic classes students may take a second test, if
they failed a summative assessment, in order to show mastery of the material. All summative assessments
are eligible for remediation and second testing unless otherwise indicated by the teacher and communicated
to the students and parents beforehand. However, in all cases, the classroom or course teacher has the
authority to set the terms and conditions of remediation/second testing. Students must complete required
pre-testing assignments before they will be allowed to take a second test.
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STATE TESTING: In addition to the curriculum we teach (see “Common Core and NC Essential
Standards,” above), we are subject to the same state testing requirements as all other NC public schools.
Students in grades 3-8 are subject to NC End-of-Grade (“EOG”) tests in Reading and Math. Some years,
some or all of them may also test in Science. Students in high school (grades 9-12) are responsible for those
high school End-of-Course (“EOC”) tests designated by the NC Department of Public Instruction as
required by certain subjects.

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING (“PBL”): PBL is a highly-refined system of teamwork-centered,
research-using learning activities designed to bring students into a deeper, much more thorough
understanding of the subject material and the process by which that understanding is demonstrated.
Throughout the school year, parents are invited to observe their child’s POL (Presentation of Learning)
presentations. PBL presentations are graded assessment activities which count heavily in student grading
and promotion. PBL projects are graded in three categories: Content, Collaboration, and Presentation. All
three grades count in the calculation of the final grade for each project. Students must dress appropriately
for Presentations of Learning. Expectations for PBL are that students will collaborate and be able to
publicly present their findings.

PROMOTION AND RETENTION:
A. Early Elementary Grades (K-2)
       1. Satisfactory performance on all relevant [K-2] state literacy and math assessments
       2. Satisfactory classroom performance on all teacher-initiated standards and criteria for
                  advancement and promotion
       3. Satisfactory performance on all quarterly PBL project content and presentations
       4. Not more than 15 unexcused absences from school throughout the school year
       5. Satisfactory completion of not less than 5 hours of approved school and/or community
                  service throughout the school year
B. Upper Elementary Grades (3-5)
       1. Satisfactory performance on all relevant state assessments
       2. Satisfactory classroom performance on all teacher-initiated standards and criteria for
                  advancement and promotion in core academic subjects
       3. Satisfactory performance on all quarterly PBL project content and presentations
       4. Not more than 15 unexcused absences from school throughout the school year
       5. Satisfactory completion of not less than 7 hours of approved school and/or community
                  service throughout the school year

C. Middle Grades (6-8)
      1. Passing final grades in all core academic classes and
      2. Satisfactory completion of not less than 10 hours of approved school and/or community
                 service throughout the school year and
      3. Satisfactory performance on all quarterly PBL project content and presentations and
      4. Satisfactory classroom performance on all teacher-initiated standards and criteria for
                 advancement and promotion in core academic classes and/or
      5. Satisfactory performance on all relevant state assessments and/or
      6. Not more than 15 unexcused absences from school throughout the school year

The final promotion or retention decision will be made by the Director of the school with the input of the
grade level team.

D. High School (grades 9-12)

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Course credit criteria:
a) Classification as Freshman: All students are classified as Freshmen in their first two semesters of high
school, regardless of credits earned
b) Classification as Sophomore: A student must have passed the number of unit equal to his/her maximum
potential less than 2 units. One credit must be English I.
c) Classification as Junior: A student must have passed the number of units equal to his/her maximum
potential less than 3 units. One credit must be English II.
d) Classification as Senior: Enough earned course credits to be within reach of graduation by the end of that
school year. One credit must be English IV.
*Maximum potential is defined as an individual student's opportunity to have earned high school credit. For
example, a freshman enrolled at FLA for a full academic year has the maximum potential to earn 8 credits
per year. To be classified as a sophomore, that student must pass 6 credits, one of which must be English I.

E. High School Graduation Standards

[Board policy 3.8200 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND EXIT STANDARDS]
The Board believes that Falls Lake Academy graduates should exemplify the highest standards possible in
terms of preparation for the world beyond high school including success in college and the world of work,
national and global citizenship and competitiveness, and community involvement. To that end, the Board
adopts these high school graduation and exit standards, by which FLA Directors and teachers shall
determine how graduating students shall be identified, approved, and honored as FLA graduates.

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I. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

REGULAR COURSE OF STUDY

All FLA students will be placed on the North Carolina Future Ready Core Diploma track and will be
required to successfully complete the following NC High School and FLA required coursework to qualify
for graduation.
 Content Area              Number of Credits Required in Each Content Area

 English                   4 credits required
                           English I, II, III, IV

 Mathematics               4 credits required
                           Math I, II, III plus a 4th Math course higher than Math III

 Science                   3 credits required
                           Environmental Science, Biology and a physical science course

 Social Studies            4 credits required
                           World History, American History: The Founding Principles, Civics
                           and Economics, American History I and American History II
                           *A student who takes AP US History instead of American History
                           I and American History II must take an additional social studies
                           course to meet the four credit requirements.

 Health and PE             1 Credit required

 Seminar                   1 Credit Freshman Seminar or equivalent course approved by
                           administration for transfer students

 Foreign Language          2 Credits required
                           *Must be the same World Language

 Electives                 6-8 Depending on required graduation requirements

 Total                     26 Credits for students entering HS in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017
                           27 Credits for students entering HS in 2017- 2018
                           28 Credits for students entering HS in 2018 – 2019 and beyond

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Information about High School Courses

● Students earn one unit of credit for each successfully completed course. There are some courses
that require a double period or full year to complete. You will find this information listed with the
prerequisites. Students receive additional credits for these courses as noted.

● All courses use the NC approved Common Core and Essential Standards of Study.

● The 4X4 block schedule gives students the opportunity to take more than one course in a year in
any content area.

● Falls Lake Academy High School does not grant mid-year grade promotion.

● Important information about content areas is outlined at the beginning of each section.

 ● Honors courses require students to demonstrate a high level of academic rigor, manage complex
assignments, and move at a faster pace.

- Special Note about Advanced Placement Courses Advanced Placement (AP) courses are designed to
meet the College Board’s rigorous standards for an Advanced Placement class and be the equivalent
of a college level course for which students may, depending on the AP Exam score, receive college
credit.

Extensive course guidelines are provided by the College Board, and teachers are required to maintain
current AP authorization by following those guidelines with the requisite academic rigor. Students
are expected to take the AP Exam as the culminating activity for AP courses, and must do so in order
to receive AP weighting

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (see Board policy 3.8200)

I. FINAL GRADES

1. Passing final grades and credit for 28 or more high school level courses offered at FLA or approved by
the FLA administration for transfer from:
        a)     other schools or colleges
        b)      NC Virtual Public School approved high school course offerings for seniors that need credit
to graduate.
2.      Satisfactory performance on all state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) tests and other state-mandated
testing program requirements for graduation
3.     Satisfactory performance on a pre-approved individual PBL Senior Project (both content and
presentation)
4.     Not more than 8 absences in any course in the senior year [Note: more than 8 absences in any
semester high school course, or 15 absences in any year long high school course may result in the loss of
credit (see Board policies 4.2000 and 3.8101)]
5.     Satisfactory completion of not less than 10 hours of approved school and/or community service in the
senior year

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II. GRADUATION PROJECT

All candidates for the North Carolina High School Diploma shall successfully complete, with satisfactory
passing scores, an individual Graduation Project. Graduation Projects shall:
    1. adhere to the standards and requirements developed for FLA Graduation Projects by the FLA
       Director and high school faculty (see below);
    2. take the place of both the regular quarterly PBL projects required in the student’s final semester
       before his/her scheduled graduation;
    3. be original pieces of research and presentation, subject to regular rules and procedures regulating all
       forms of academic honesty and integrity;
    4. be presented to an adjudication panel in a public forum in the second quarter of the student’s final
       semester before his/her scheduled graduation; and
    5. carry no course credit nor individual weighted or unweighted grade, but shall be recorded as “P” or
       “F” on the student’s report card and transcript.

The FLA Director shall convene a committee of high school faculty each fall to review the existing
Graduation Project standards and requirements and make recommendations to the full high school faculty
concerning any changes, additions, deletions, and/or modifications reached by consensus for that year’s
graduating seniors’ Graduation Projects. The full high school faculty shall affirm or deny such changes,
additions, deletions, and/or modifications by a vote of the full faculty (majority rule carries vote).

IV. EARLY GRADUATION

Students who are on-track to meet graduation requirements by the end of their 7th semester in high school
may apply for early graduation at the end of that semester. Students who are approved to graduate at the end
of their 7th semester shall be awarded all honors and/or recognitions due them as part of the graduating
class of that academic school year, including the privilege of walking in the graduate line at the following
spring’s commencement exercises (barring other disqualifying factors) and being named in the list of Honor
Graduates, if applicable.

V. GRADUATION HONORS

A. Honor Graduates: Falls Lake Academy graduates shall be named Honor Graduates in three categories:
Cum Laude graduates, Magna Cum Laude graduates, and Summa Cum Laude graduates. GPA standards for
each of the three categories shall be set and periodically reviewed by the Board upon the recommendation
of the FLA high school Director, as those standards evolve in North Carolina and surrounding counties.
Determination of Honor Graduate status each year shall be determined by the students’ cumulative weighted
GPAs. Honor graduates shall be identified in the graduation line by specific regalia insignia corresponding
to each category.
B. Valedictorian and Salutatorian: The students ranked #1 and #2 in each graduating class, respectively,
shall be named Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Both shall be afforded the privilege, barring other
disqualifying factors, to speak at Commencement. The ranking of students to determine who will be named
Valedictorian and Salutatorian shall be determined by the students’ cumulative weighted GPAs. The
ranking of students to determine who will be named Valedictorian and Salutatorian shall be determined by
the students’ cumulative weighted GPAs, out to the fourth decimal point. If the top two ranked students are
tied out to the fourth decimal point, they will both be named valedictorians and the student with the third
highest GPA will be named salutatorian.

C. Additional Honors: Graduates shall be recognized and awarded honors each year for the widest possible
range of academic and other significant achievements as approved by the Board upon recommendation of
the chief FLA administrator. Such recognition includes, but is not necessarily limited to, such things as the
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North Carolina Academic Scholars’ seal, the International Baccalaureate and/or Advanced Placement
program diplomas, and individual FLA awards. Medals, pins, and other award insignia relating to these
awards may be worn on the students’ graduation attire as appropriate.

VI. JUNIOR MARSHALLS

The top 10 ranked students in each year’s Junior class shall be invited to serve as Marshalls at
Commencement Exercises for that year, barring other disqualifying factors.

ATTENDANCE

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: FIRST DAY ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY! ABSENCE ON
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF A STUDENT’S ENROLLMENT
SLOT!

ABSENCES: Absences are excused for the following reasons only:

       1. Illness or injury requiring hospitalization, bed rest, or parent-approved recuperation time at home.
       2. Medical quarantine imposed by the Health Department.
       3. Religious observance (parents must request excused absences status for this in advance).
       4. Death in the immediate family.
       5. Medical or dental appointment (excused only when a doctor’s or dentist’s note is presented).
       6. Special circumstances requested by the parents and approved by the school Director.
       7. Active deployment and/or on leave from active deployment or immediately returning from active
          deployment.

Approved school-sponsored and school-sanctioned trips and events which take the student out of class are
not considered absences at all; participating students are marked “present in class.”

When a student returns to school after an absence, he/she must bring a written note from home, signed and
dated by the parent, stating the reason(s) for the student’s absence and indicating the date(s) of the absence.

EXCESSIVE ABSENCES and TARDIES: Parents shall be informed periodically about the status of their
children’s attendance. In addition, the Board reaffirms that class attendance and participation are critical
elements of the educational process and will be taken into account in assessing academic achievement and
grade promotion.
Specifically:
1. Parents shall be informed when their children have accumulated 3, 6, 10, and 15 unexcused absences
and/or tardies from school and/or from any individual class and the SRO will be informed.
 2. Upon the occasion of a student’s 10th absence, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student will be called in
for a conference with the Director or his/her designee in which the school administration shall seek to
establish a behavior plan to eliminate further absences. Eventually, if that plan does not work, and/or not
earlier than the occasion of the 15th absence, the parent(s)/guardian(s) may be referred to the district
attorney of the county in which they are domiciled for failure to comply with the NC Compulsory
Attendance Law.
3. Students shall be subject to escalating disciplinary actions and penalties when they exceed 3 tardies (and
thereafter) to school or to any individual class.
4. Students may be retained in their current grade levels, non-promoted to the next grade, when they exceed
15 absences from school, regardless of their academic grade.
5. In the case of high school courses, students may be denied credit for the course when they exceed
absences, regardless of their academic grade.
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6. When all other attempts to alleviate a student’s chronic truancy (defined as absences and/or tardies to
class or to school) have failed, the Director may recommend to the Board the permanent expulsion of the
student from Falls Lake Academy on the basis of repeated insubordination and/or non-compliance with the
NC Compulsory Attendance Law, which shall be considered a deliberate surrender of the student’s
enrollment slot by the student’s parent(s).
Board Policy 4.2000 Attendance

MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENTS: Students will have 3 days after returning from an excused absence to
complete any missed work. Teachers also have the professional discretion to work with students on make-
up work requirements. If students are not completing make up assignments as instructed, parents will be
personally notified and students will be required to attend Lunch Academy and/or Firetime.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

The Code is applicable to all enrolled students at all times:
      - before, during, and after school hours while on school property;
      - at any time while engaged in any school activities (whether on or off school property); and
      - whenever and wherever students are under and subject to the authority of school personnel.

Students who refuse to comply with the provisions of this policy, including refusal to follow the instructions
of school personnel while off-campus at approved school-sponsored or school-sanctioned events (including
away athletic events, field trips, academic contests, etc.), are in violation of the policy and subject to
disciplinary action.

Students and parents are reminded that, by law, student desks, lockers, and cubbies are the property of the
school and subject to search and seizure of contents at any time, without warning.

K-12 DRESS ATTIRE:
Student attire that is deemed unsafe or otherwise disruptive to the learning environment will result in a
Class 1 infraction and students may be required to change. Slogans, symbols, printed text, and/or
illustrations on clothing which are deemed inappropriate for school by a school Director are not permitted.

Headwear: Hats, caps, and other headwear may be worn outdoors for sun protection and removed before
entering all buildings. They may be worn indoors with Director permission.

The determination of whether clothing/headwear /jewelry is appropriate or not is subject to the school
Director’s interpretation.

CLASSROOM RULES: All FLA teachers develop and maintain their own classroom rules and
expectations in addition to the school-wide implications of The Code. Students are required to comply with
these as well.

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS:
Disciplinary action in response to infractions listed in The Code can range from student and/or parent
conferences all the way up to suspension, long term suspension and eventual expulsion. The Director has
the authority to impose consequences running the full range of Code provisions, including (but not limited
to) silent lunch detention (“SLD”), after-school detention (“ASD”), mandatory school community service,
loss of privileges (including participation in and/or attendance at athletic and social events), Out-of-School
Suspension (“OSS”), and recommendation for expulsion. Alternative consequences may be assigned at the
Director’s discretion. Law enforcement may be contacted if warranted (“SRO”).

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OUT-of-SCHOOL SUSPENSION: If you receive OSS, you may not participate in any field trip or after-
school activities for the remainder of the quarter.

DISCIPLINARY OPTIONS:
The disciplinary options and/or consequences which may be imposed for behavior may include (but are not
limited to) the following:
a) Verbal warning
b) Written warning
c) Parent conference or phone call
d) After-school detention (*)
e) Silent lunch detention
f) Suspension from athletic participation (*)
g) Suspension from social or extracurricular activities (*)
h) Suspension from other privileges (*) e.g., permission to park on school property
i) Suspension from school (*)
j) Alternative consequences that may include on campus community service and/or project (*)
k) Long-term or permanent suspension (*)

(*) notice to parent required
Note: a - f and h. above may be assigned by teacher, staff, Athletic Director, or coach as appropriate; others
may only be assigned by appropriate administration as further explained below.

CLASS 1 INFRACTIONS

 Offense/Violation               First               Second                Third

 Minor Disruption/ Classroom     Warning             Parent contact, 1-3 Parent contact, 1-
 Disturbance/Disorderly                              days silent lunch   10 days of OSS
 Conduct                                             detention

 Noncompliance (failure to       Warning;            Parent contact,       Referral to
 obey the reasonable request     possible parent     possible 1-3 days     Director; parent
 of staff)                       contact; possible   silent lunch          contact;required
                                 silent lunch        detention; possible   community
                                                     community             service; possible
                                                     service; possible     1-10 days of OSS
                                                     1-10 days OSS

 Falsification, giving false     Warning; parent     Parent contact, 1-3 Parent contact,
 information                     contact             days silent lunch   required
                                                     detention           community
                                                                         service

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Arriving at school before the   Warning; parent     Referral to         Referral to
school day without              contact             director; parent    director; parent
permission or without                               contact; SRO        contact; SRO
legitimate before-school                            notification        notification;
purpose /Remaining on                                                   parent conference
campus after the school day                                             with Executive
without permission or                                                   Director
without legitimate after-
school purpose

Conducting business /           Warning; parent     Parent contact, 1-3 Parent contact,
solicitation on campus          contact             days silent lunch   possible 1-10
                                                    detention           OSS

Use of profanity or vulgar      Warning; parent     Parent contact;     Referral to
language, gestures or           contact; 1-3 days   required            director; parent
depictions OR depictions        silent lunch        community           contact; 1-10 day
directed at others              detention;          service; possible   OSS
                                possible            1-10 day OSS
                                community
                                service

Defamation of                   Warning; parent     Parent contact;     Referral to
character/Verbal abuse and      contact; possible   required            director; parent
harassment                      community           community           contact; 1-10 day
                                service             service; possible   OSS
                                                    1-10 day OSS

Cheating/plagiarism/allowing Parent contact;        Referral to         Referral to
others to copy work          student required       director; parent    director; parent
                             to complete            contact; student    contact; student
                             similar                required to         required to
                             assessment             complete similar    complete similar
                                                    assessment;         assessment;
                                                    possible            required
                                                    community           community
                                                    service             service

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Failure to attend or complete   Warning; parent     Referral to           Referral to
silent lunch detention          contact; student    director; parent      director; parent
                                will complete       contact; student      contact; student
                                detention           will complete         will complete
                                                    detention; possible   detention;
                                                    community             required
                                                    service               community
                                                                          service

Failure to attend or complete   Referral to         Referral to           Referral to
after-school detention          director; parent    director; parent      director; parent
                                contact; student    contact; student      conference;
                                will complete       will complete         student will
                                detention;          detention;            complete
                                possible            required              detention
                                community           community
                                service             service

Dress Code Violation            Warning; parent     Warning; parent       Referral to
                                contact; change     contact; change of    director; parent
                                of item             item; possible 1-3    contact; change
                                                    days silent lunch     of item; required
                                                    detention             community
                                                                          service

Misuse of technology: to        Warning; parent     Referral to           Referral to
include, but not limited to,    contact; possible   director; parent      director; parent
disruption of the educational   suspension of       contact;              contact; Loss of
environment due to misuse of    technology          confiscation of       access to FLA
school computers, or other      privileges          device; 1-3 days      technology
electronic equipment, or                            silent lunch          and/or personal
personal cell phones,                               detention; possible   cell phones
Apple/smart watches, or                             community             and/or other
other devices as defined in                         service               electronic
the FLA Acceptable Use                                                    devices for the
Policy and/or the FLA                                                     rest of the
Athletic handbook                                                         academic year

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CLASS II INFRACTIONS

Offense/Violation            First                 Second              Third

Repeated Class I             Referral to
Infractions                  director; parent
                             contact; 1-10 OSS;
                             required behavior
                             contract

Entering prohibited areas    Warning; parent       Referral to         Referral to director;
on campus                    contact; 1-5 days     director; parent    parent contact; 1-10
                             silent lunch          contact; required   OSS
                             detention; possible   community
                             community             service; possible
                             service; possible     1-10 days of
                             1-10 days of OSS      OSS

Misuse of pass/no pass       Warning; parent       Referral to         Referral to director;
(skipping class)             contact; 1-5 days     director; parent    parent contact;
                             silent lunch          contact; possible   required community
                             detention             1-10 days of        service; possible 1-
                                                   OSS                 10 OSS

Leaving campus during        Referral to           Referral to         Referral to director;
the school day without       director; parent      director; parent    parent contact; 1-10
permission (skipping class   contact; 1 ASD +      contact; 1-5 ASD    OSS; permanent
off campus)                  1 week suspension     + 1 month           loss of parking pass
                             of parking (if        suspension of       for the year (if
                             applicable); SRO      parking (if         applicable); SRO
                             notification;         applicable); SRO    notification
                             possible 1-10 days    notification;
                             of OSS                possible 1-10
                                                   days of OSS

Unexcused lateness to first Warning; parent        Referral to         Referral to director;
period/returning from       contact; 1-5 days      director; parent    parent contact; 1-10
lunch when student drives silent lunch             contact; 1-5        OSS; possible
                            detention; possible    ASD; SRO            permanent loss of
                            1-5 ASD; possible      notification;       parking pass for the
                            1-10 days of OSS       possible 1-10       year (if applicable);
                                                   days of OSS         SRO notification

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